If you have overindulged yourself and are feeling rather bloated or are simply suffering from an irritable stomach you might be surprised to know that yoga can aide in the digestive process. One Medical notes that by replacing the amount of stress in your day with the calm that can be gleaned from practicing yoga, the sympathetic nervous system will react as well. What's more many of the poses performed in yoga, according to One Medical, are like a gentle massage for our abdomens. So why not beat the bloat and ease stomach pain with yoga sequences specifically designed to help digestion. Yoga for Weight Loss by Julie Montagu
1. Free Your Spine: Twists
A healthy spine is essential for feeling freedom in your body. In this 3 part series lead by Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant, you will move dynamically through challenging twists to experience a deep range of motion along the spinal column. Spiral through this Grokker Premium video to unravel tension in a challenging and playful practice. This is the first video in a three part series focused on feeling, understanding, and deepening movement within the spine through twists, core strengthening, and backbends. Suitable for intermediate to advanced levels.
2. Yoga for a Strong Core
Do this routine to build and maintain a strong core from the inside out.
3. Daily Dose of Yoga: Strength Flow
Get your muscles working to tone and strengthen the body in this energizing, dynamic yoga class led by Grokker yoga expert, Micheal James Wong. This posture-focused sequence works the entire body and leave you feeling uplifted and revived.
4. Detox, Cleanse, Revitalize: AM Detox
Rinse the inner body with this cleansing practice designed to prepare you for the day. By stimulating the digestive, circulatory, and lymphatic systems you enhance the body's natural capacity to remove waste and toxins. In this Grokker premium video from Siri Peterson's Anusara collection, she will take you through a sequence to systematically rinse and flush the organs and tissues to quickly and efficiently cleanse and revitalize mind and body. This practice is best done in the AM on an empty stomach.
5. Vinyasa for the Core
Ignite your inner passion and workout your core. Grokker Yoga Expert, Tammy Mittell, will show you a flow sequence focused on the center of the body to strengthen the core and improve posture and alignment. Through this Grokker Premium video you will become emotionally empowered to build confidence in yourself and your practice. All Levels.
6. Yoga for Weight Loss
Is it possible to lose weight by practicing yoga? The answer is yes! Yoga is not only a great way to burn calories, it also reduces stress levels in the body which can assist in weight loss. So if feeling lighter and more toned is your goal, then this Happy Yoga class is designed just for you. Join Julie for this energizing yoga session that is sure to have you feeling healthier and happier.
7. Learning to Fly: Arm Balances
This Arm Balance sequence is all about play. The sequence will teach you how to use your back and stomach to lift up away from the ground and keep your weight off your arms. Kathryn Budig has you practice this principle with poses including crow pose, baby crow and side crow. Overall, this practice is a great lesson in how to be okay with falling down and letting your go of your ego.
8. Deep Spinal Twists
This powerful class is centered around increasing mobility throughout the spine and massaging the abdominal cavity. Twisting the spine will put gentle pressure along your vital organs to help detoxify the organs and increase circulation. This Grokker Premium video will keep your internal organs happy and functioning at their best.
9. Yoga for Healthy Digestion
Healthy Digestion is essential for good health, and yet many of us struggle to eat and digest well. This hour long vinyasa-kundalini yoga flow will stimulate the core and get the digestive juices flowing. "Agni" or your digestive fire, is essential for digestive food and life. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Cindy Walker to ease into a "breathe of fire" warm up followed by a strong set of sun salutations with intermediate kundalini.
10. Morning Yoga for Flexibility
Try this routine when you wake up to release tension in tight areas including hamstrings, chest, back, and your brain.